In terms of fine-chop silage, an option for some farmers to think about is purpose built concrete bunkers. The benefits being a reduction in wastage of material through:
• Less exposed surface area
• Less dirt inclusion when feeding out
• Less work with covers
Hanham Concrete in Ashburton can construct bunkers of any size according to farmers feed storage requirements. An indicative price for silage bunker 60m x 12m with a 10m concrete apron is $95,500 plus GST. This size bunker would accommodate roughly 500,000 kgDM.